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Screen capture of Narrator demo video
October 22, 2020

Watch the video above to learn how the Narrator screen reading software from Microsoft converts document text to spoken words, for users that require assistive technologies due to visual impairment.

 

Screen capture of JAWS screen reading software video
October 07, 2020

In the video above, the eAccessibility team demonstrates the JAWS screen reading software, from Freedom Scientific, developed for computer users whose vision loss prevents them from seeing screen content or navigating with a mouse.

Screen capture of Read Aloud video
October 07, 2020

Watch the video above to learn how the free Read Aloud screen reading feature from Microsoft converts your document text to spoken words, for users that require assistive technologies due to visual impairment. Read Aloud can be used with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote.

Screen capture of Read Out Loud video
October 07, 2020

Watch the video above to learn how the free Read Out Loud screen reading software from Adobe converts your document text to spoken words, for users that require assistive technologies due to visual impairment. Read Out Loud is included with both Acrobat Reader and Acrobat Pro DC.

Screen capture of NVDA demonstration video
October 07, 2020

Watch the video above to learn how the NonVisual Desktop Access (NVDA) screen reading software from NV Access converts your document text to spoken words, for users that require assistive technologies due to visual impairment.

Video capture of InDesign forms video
August 20, 2020

The eAccessibility team demonstrates how to create fully accessible, readable PDF forms using InDesign. Watch the video above to learn how to make your PDF forms not only accessible, but able to verify that the information entered into the form fields is readable by screen reading devices.

Permalinks video screen capture
July 01, 2020

The eAccessibility core team describes how the Extension Store uses a type of persistent identifier called a permalink to ensure that even as documents on the Store are updated and/or replaced, the URL for the product remains the same.

NETC award
September 09, 2019

On the evening of Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach eAccessibility team was awarded the Team Excellence Award from the National Extension Technology Community (NETC) at their annual conference held this year in Morgantown, WV.

Screen capture of 4-H Progress Report video
March 16, 2020

The eAccessibility core team has a conversation with Bonnie Dalager, 4-H Product Development Program Specialist, about how the eAccessibility initiative has affected their work processes. Watch the video above to hear what she had to say.

Screen capture of alternate text video
April 13, 2020

The eAccessibility team talks about a new feature in Microsoft Office products that automatically generates alternate text for placed graphics. Watch the video above to learn how to enable or disable this feature.

Screen capture of ANR Progress Report video
March 16, 2020

The eAccessibility core team has a conversation with Grant Wall, Team Leader for ANR Communications, about how the eAccessibility initiative has affected their work processes. Watch the video above to see what he had to say.

PDF file showing long hyperlinks
November 25, 2019

The eAccessibility team provides some advanced remediation tips, which can greatly improve the reading experience for users who rely on screen reading devices to 'read' copy in PDF files.

Screen shot of JAWS demonstration video
November 25, 2019

Ron Nelson, Document Accessibility Specialist, created a video that demonstrates the JAWS screen reading software; the software is designed for those users whose vision loss prevents them from seeing screen content or navigating with a mouse. The video shows how the JAWS software reads part of a typical existing PDF file before it has been specifically designed for screen reading technology, and again after it has been redesigned.

Lauren's story.
November 05, 2019

Iowa State University graduate Lauren Berglund, who is legally blind, talks about the importance of accessibility on campus.

Tap bluetooth keyboard on person's hand
August 29, 2019

Members of the eAccessibility Council of Iowa, including those from the ISU eAccessibility team, learned about assistive technologies available through the Easterseals Iowa lending library, at their meeting at Camp Sunnyside in Des Moines.

Focus Group meeting
September 12, 2019

The eAccessibility team met with a group of visually impaired users to test a sampling of documents with their chosen hardware/software screen reading devices, to help verify the processes of remediation.

Inside Iowa State article
September 09, 2019

Read about the beginning, and progress of, the eAccessibility team here at Iowa State University, in an Inside Iowa State article from Sept. 5, 2019.

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